A book about the misunderstood subculture that changed the way we live and generated billions of dollars in the process.
By Michael Klassen
About The Book
The story of Hippie, Inc. is a story about people, ordinary Americans with ordinary backgrounds, that is repeated within a portion of each new generation of young Americans who after reflecting on how they were taught and raised by their elders reject most of those teachings and “do their own thing.”
You are about to learn how a small group of young writers, artists, comedians, retailers, war veterans, and self-made millionaires, that included the grandson of a famous Texas fundamentalist preacher, the scion of a powerful political family, an Allis-Chalmers administrative assistant, an MIT-trained engineer, two former Eagle Scouts, a Korean War veteran awarded the Bronze Medal and Purple Heart for outstanding acts of bravery in combat, the great-grandniece of Leon Trotsky, a convicted jewel thief, three Nazi camp survivors, a hootenanny jug band player, an agriculture field researcher, a hot rod artist, a single-mom street-jeweler, an Olympian-level wrestler, a surfing magazine illustrator, a greeting card artist, two Harvard professors, the winners of the 1966 Alcoa Aluminum contest, and a son of the Mississippi Delta, became hippies and, with the assistance of a legendary American wild west saloon, the UC-Berkeley science library, the federal welfare program, and the CIA, forever changed American business.
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